Hersheypark dining has come a long way from boring burgers and hot dogs. Hershey’s Chocolatetown has brought the Hershey dining experience to an all new level in The Sweetest Place on Earth.
Hersheypark Dining- 3 Decadent Additions
I have had the pleasure of trying all of the new additions at Hersheypark, and I don’t have a favorite, because they are all vastly different. I plan to try many more this season, so stay tuned!
All three dining establishments are located in the HP Supply Company building in Hershey’s Chocolatetown, which means you do not need a park ticket to enjoy these dining experiences. You can enter just outside the gates of the park. You will have to pay for parking, as there is not a dedicated lot for these locations.
The Sweeterie Confectionary Kitchen
Here you will experience collection of mouth-watering confections including chocolate-dipped treats, signature hand-crafted fudge, and one of a kind desserts.
I have to say my favorite item here (so far) is the caramel corn, it melts in your mouth and isn’t too sweet. I also recommend the Grande Chocolate Chip Cookies! They have a cookie that is made with EVERY INGREDIENT used in the confectionary, it even has potato chips on it.
Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor
If I lived closer, I would be at Milton’s all the time, that’s how good the ice cream is! But it’s not just ice cream, they have an amazing shareables menu as well.
The ice cream parlor is inspired by Mr. Hershey’s early ventures in sweetness, that came before his chocolate. I love the retro colors and the soda fountain theme here. It’s just a really fun spot.
The ice cream at Milton’s is made fresh at a local dairy, using nothing but the best ingredients, and you can tell. You can choose from classic flavors or new flavors that are made for Hersheypark–The Candymonium is made with Twizzlers, Reese’s, And Hershey’s Candies.
Naturally we had the King Sized Sundae, go big or go home! This sundae has five scoops of ice cream, confetti cake, unlimited toppings, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. This is certainly enough for the whole family, and you get to take the sundae cup home.
If you aren’t in the mood for something sweet, order something savory off the menu. The house made chips and street corn dip are a snack I always bring home after a day in the park.
You can also order signature sandwiches, chicken tenders and buckets of fries. This is a great spot to end your day in the park, or take a mid-day break.
The Chocolatier Restaurant
The cherry on top of Hershey’s Chocolatetown is a brand new sit down restaurant and bar. This restaurant can only exist in Hershey – with past and present pieces from their ride collection, tributes to founder Milton S. Hershey, and chocolate dipped throughout the menu.
The Chocolatier offers one of a kind views as well as a second-story patio overlooking the iconic Hersheypark carousel, and the newest coaster, Candymonium.
The restaurant seating offers attraction elements with Tilt-A Whirl booths, and Comet car booths. As the oldest coaster in the park, Comet was the last coaster Mr. Hershey himself purchased. Be sure to look up at the lighting in the center of the restaurant, as they take the shapes of three iconic roller coasters inside Hersheypark!
The Carrousel Bar
Inspired by the oldest attraction in the park, The Carrousel Bar is the centerpiece of the restaurant. Here you will find friendly bartenders crafting fun cocktails showcasing over-the-top ingredients inspired by your favorite Hershey’s candy.
Hershey pours a mean martini and there is no exception to it’s newest, Sweet Spun Martini. Made with cotton candy from in the park, this sweet vodka martini isn’t over the top. The presentation itself is worth ordering this whimsical cocktail.
Dining With A Twist
I was delighted to try many of the featured items on the menu, many of which are, of course, chocolate inspired. The menu is large, and has ample choices from signature salads, to handhelds, burgers, flatbreads and large entrees’.
Here are a few of the menu items I was able to sample.
Chicken & Waffles – Inspired by Milton S. Hershey’s favorite meal, this dish was developed in collaboration with the students from the Milton Hershey School. The savory sweet potato waffle is the perfect compliment to the honey hot sauce.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Hummus– this vegan and vegetarian option is a small appetizer. If you like peanut butter, you will love a fun twist on classic hummus.
CHOCOLATETOWN Burger- this burger is cooked to perfection and served with thick cut bacon, smoked cheddar and Hershey’s Chocolate Drizzled Potato Chips.
Hershey’s Cocoa Barbecue Ribs– a full rack of Hershey’s Cocoa & Ancho Chile Pork Ribs served with Hershey’s Chocolate Barbecue Sauce. The ribs pull apart tender, and have a sweet heat to them. Highly recommend it if you are looking for a big meal.
No visit to The Chocolatier is complete without dessert, it is Hershey! I will pass on something savory, for all the sweets. And my goodness, are there sweet treats!
My favorite item was the S’MORES THAN CHOCOLATE Cake & Ice Cream. The graham cracker cake paired with marshmallow ice cream was not overly sweet. The Cookies & Cream cheesecake as well as the Triple Brownie Mousse Cake are also sweet endings to a decadent meal.
The Chocolatier Experience
This restaurant was designed to celebrate the life and legacy of Hershey founder, Milton S. Hershey by continuing to bring people together for happiness, fun and chocolate!
Hershey’s Chocolatetown dining options are part of a stunning expansion at Hersheypark. I am certain it will bring much happiness to visitors for years to come, including me.
I am part of the 2021 Sweetest Families Program at Hersheypark, some of my experiences may be complimentary.